Our community has six women in initial monastic formation, and two more who are set to join them within the next few months. These eight women will now be attempting to meld together into a like-minded faith group to foster, enliven and engage in this life with us.
Veteran theologians and young seminary students who gathered at a public event March 10 at the Mary Louis Academy in the New York City borough of Queens to discuss accomplishments and ongoing challenges for female theologians and biblical scholars.
With the director a "none" — a religiously unaffiliated millennial — herself, the 2015 film about three U.S. sisters made a fitting centerpiece for attendees of the Washington event during National Catholic Sisters Week.
The sixth annual celebration of Catholic women religious, which always begins March 8, International Women's Day, and runs through March 14, has a record number of events planned. National Catholic Sisters Week, which focuses on getting laypeople to engage with sisters, continues to grow in part because the program staff have made it easier than ever to participate.
A Global Sisters Report and Catholic News Service contributor in Caracas, Venezuela, was taken by military counterintelligence officials after his home was raided early March 6.
The Purgatorio is a lens to explore leadership in a time of chaos, as Dante the pilgrim observed how others remained faithful even as they struggled to climb one more circle of self-knowledge, hoping to grow in compassion.
When it comes out that vowed religious have committed a crime and brought scandal to themselves, their order and the Catholic Church, not only do community members at issue need healing, but the relationships within the community do, as well. Issues can even become a call for renewal and commitment to the value of religious life for the whole community.
NCR Connections: It is difficult to not see grand possibilities in this meeting of unlikely communities, ill-defined as the one might be. It is early in their meeting, but the nuns and "nones" seem to be embarking on an organic exploration of community, contemplation, spirituality.
Rome - The heads of Catholic religious orders around the world apologized to clergy abuse survivors Feb. 19, acknowledging in a rare joint statement that orders habitually denied accusations in the past and covered up for abusers.
GSR Today - The gathering in Bangkok gave opportunity for female Asian theologians, including 31 sisters, to share with one another theological insights from their studies and to keep alive the vision of the Women of Wisdom and Action initiative.
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